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Healthy News - December 2019

The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR [shares how medical physicians are referring to complementary health approaches more, particularly for chiropractic manipulation and massage. 

PHYSICIAN REFERRALS AND BENEFITS

Physician referrals to complementary health approaches (CHAs) is interesting. A survey found that 53.1% of all US physicians referred patients to at least one CHA in the past year. The most common approaches recommended were massage therapy (30.4%), chiropractic/osteopathic manipulation (27.1%), herbs/nonvitamin supplements (26.5%), yoga (25.6%) and acupuncture (22.4%). Female doctors were more inclined than their male counterparts to suggest for massage, supplements, acupuncture and mind-body therapies. Psychiatrists, OB/GYNs, and pediatricians were less inclined to recommend chiropractic/osteopathic manipulation than general and family practitioners who most often recommended manipulation (54%) and massage (52.6%). (1) And it has been documented that first contact care by a chiropractor for issues like back pain, shoulder and hip pain brings about lower cost of care as well as clinically comparable pain relief and higher satisfaction levels. (2) We enjoy seeing this referral among healthcare providers and physicians of all types! Colorado Springs chiropractic patients may well benefit from such collaboration in costs savings, pain relief, and confidence in the care they receive.

Listen to the PODCAST with Dr. Kim Lombardy on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson who interacts with physicians of all professions to benefit patients and especially this patient with hip pain and a slipped disc that bothered her after her hip surgery. His use of The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management makes his care special.

Colorado Springs holiday joy and even fun with Santa are analyzed as to their potential for preventing divorce and increasing happiness.  

TIP OF THE MONTH: Enjoy the Holiday Season!

Just for fun, take a look at these Danish articles about the benefits of holiday joy and Santa fun! One analysis of medical doctors whose November conferences (with coffee) were compared to December conferences (without coffee but with Santa). The Santa visits enhanced the joy to the level of meetings with coffee. (The authors point out that the research study was “kept secret for the participant in accordance with the tradition of Santa’s elves.”) (3) Another Danish study looked at issues like belief in Santa and relationship length that may impact doctors’ divorce statistics in the months following the holidays. Divorce rates rose least for general practitioners whose relationships were also reported to be longer that other medical subspecialties. Belief in Santa was beneficial only for psychiatrists! These authors’ bottom-line recommendation was to join in the Christmas fun but don’t rely on Santa for the gift shopping. Everyone must do that for himself/herself! (4) If you see Santa in your Colorado Springs chiropractor’s office, it is a good thing for all!

CONTACT The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR

Schedule your next Colorado Springs chiropractic appointment today with The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR. The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR hopes you see Santa and smile with joy. The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR appreciates any referrals from physicians for Colorado Springs chiropractic spinal manipulation which The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR prides itself on being the back pain specialty practice in Colorado Springs.

Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays!

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